Survival Guide for the 40-Something

Hi Loves! Thanks so much for visiting Fabulous and 40! I’m Victoria Alicea (Ah-lee-say-ahh). I started my blogging journey writing for HypeOrlando of the Orlando Sentinel in 2014! At that time I was a single mom raising two daughters single handedly while trying to balance being a mom and being Victoria. For three very successful years I was a relationship expert, as well as the mastermind behind the hit blog Misadventures of Victoria Wannabe Beckham. Referred to as the “Carrie Bradshaw of Orlando” by my readers and editors at hype Orlando, a subdivision of the widely known Orlando Sentinel newspaper.

During a networking event I met the love of my life and I moved to Illinois, leaving who I was behind to start my new life with my growing family.

Now that I have relocated to Glen Ellyn, IL, It hasn’t been a piece a cake. My first year here I tackled remodeling our home, getting use to a new found routine of a busier household.

When things finally found it’s rhythm I started feeling sad and depressed because I wasn’t doing anything that gave me creative output. I felt as if I needed to once again find myself in a new place. So I decided to start this online diary as a way to share my favorite things in life that inspire, invoke and bring joy to my life and hopefully to yours. I share everything from family and travel to fashion, beauty, food and home decor.

I live in Glen Ellyn with my husband Matt and two of our kids, Izabella and Cooper, my oldest resides in Orlando. I’m a Stepmom to Cooper and a Furmom to Marley the Lab, Sunday the Grey Cat and Groot the “Odd One” and a new baby named “Loki.”


Thank you for reading and following along! I read all your comments and truly enjoy connecting with you all!

XoXo Victoria